Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Musing

A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point.

That’s basic spelling that every woman ought to know.


Laughter has no foreign accent

Paul Lowney

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

Norman MacEwan

Who being loved, is poor?

Oscar Wilde

Often the difference between a successful marriage and a mediocre one consists of leaving about three or four things a day unsaid.

Harlan Miller

He who makes no mistakes never makes anything.

English Proverb

Better is a neighbour who is near than a brother far off.

Proverbs 27:10

The woman who obeys her husband rules him

Spanish proverb

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.

James FitzJames Stephen

Tomorrow is the 28th of July and

Honey will be having a caesarean. She was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer when she was 24 weeks pregnant and has a limited amount of time to live. She says:

The cesarean is still booked for the 28th July. And here is my request.
Light a candle, light a candle for Pema and I that day any time we'll be needing your strength. I don't think I've ever felt so weak and unprepared for surgery in my life but it must happen and all must go well. Send us a prayer or a thought, a wish of love and light that candle.
Thank you.


Nea said...

Thanks again Pat, for the quotes but even more for the link to Honey, who really puts things into perspective.

PI said...

Nea: yes it really does.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Yes, best wishes to Honey.
I have a rather rude WV: Feckwok - this is a good description of how life can be.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Now this lady has more inner strength than most. I wish her well.

lom said...

I think Honey is one very brave woman. I had to read her post in little bits, I couldn't see for the tears.

PI said...

Scarlet: a good description of how life can be right now but then I think of honey and put a sock in it.

Jimmy: the more good wishes the better.

Lom: tears are OK. Prayers are better:)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Prayers will be forthcoming from this moment on...! What a truly touching situation.

Madame DeFarge said...

Even as an avowedly light-hearted person, I found this so hard to read. I'm not religious, but will be thinking of her. She sounds a marvellous person.

Guyana-Gyal said...

These proverbs endure because they're so true, aren't they?

I read Honey's post, I will light a mental candle for her.

Eryl Shields said...

Thanks for the link to Honey, what a story, I will keep all the tea lights in my writing room burning for her and her baby tomorrow.

Totally agree with that English Proverb, X

PI said...

Naomi: thank you. I'm having multiple comment boxes and weird things happening so must make my comments brief.

MadameD: good thoughts, wishes, prayers, candles - I believe in tham aall and so does Honey.

GG: thank you;)

Eryl: I daren't look at the proverb as the box slides and then its chaos. But I agreed withthem all.

debra said...

I also send good thoughts and energy to Honey and her family. thank you for the link.

PI said...

Debra: thank you. I have to keep checking the candles - having warned everybody not to leave then un- attended.

Edelweiss Transplanted said...

My brother-in-law is a Buddhist monk at the monastery headed by Pema Chodron in Nova Scotia. It's an auspicious choice for a name on Honey's part -- implying wisdom and compassion -- and I pray for many blessings on little Pema and her mother today.

PI said...

Edelweiss: thank you. I wondered how the name came about - that is interesting.
I have had three candles going today. By coincidence I have a large one I have had for many years in the shape of a buddha and I wondered whether to use that but decide against it in the end.